David C. Mulligan, MD, is an abdominal organ transplant surgeon performing both living and deceased donor liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants.
He currently serves as Professor of Surgery, Transplantation and Immunology in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Health System.
His clinical and academic focus surrounds living donor liver transplantation, expanding donation, and working on ways to utilize ex-vivo organ perfusion systems to increase transplantation in the United States.
Dr. Mulligan and his team are testing novel strategies in immunosuppression; improved biomechanical organ preservation methods to reduce ischemia/reperfusion injury and promote regeneration; and working in the field of 3D bioprinting to collaborate in finding ways to grow new organs from stem cell precursors.
He has performed more than 250 living donor transplants and has authored more that 180 publications. He also has served on numerous editorial review boards and presented across the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Mulligan’s leadership in solid organ transplantation across national and international platforms has grown considerably and he now serves as Past President of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN), Member at-large on the Governing Board of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Past Chair of the Advisory Council on Transplantation (ACOT) to the Secretary of HHS, special government employee for FDA Medical Device Advisory Committee and chair of the Business Practice Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He also contributes to the oversight and recommendations regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on solid organ transplantation in the U.S. for both the AASLD and the ASTS.
In these visionary roles, he has led major changes in organ allocation and distribution and will hopefully culminate in substantial increases in organ transplants. Passionate about patient-centered care and building more resilient teams, he makes time to share his enjoyment of spending time in nature, especially near the ocean, with his wife and three children.
|Class Vice-Presidnet||University of Louisville School of Medicine||2021|
|Top Doctors, Connecticut||Castle Connolly||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|Masters Privatum||Yale University||2015|
|Distinguished CME Educator||Mayo Clinic in Arizona||2006|
|Distinguished Mayo Clinician||Mayo Clinic Arizona||2006|
|Top Doctors, Arizona||Castle Connolly||2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Presley F. Martin, M.D. Memorial Award||1997|
|Student Affairs Award for Outstanding Leadership||1997|
|Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Senior Student||Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society||1997|
|Five Star Spirit Award||Baylor University Medical Center||1994|
|Senior Honors Student in Surgery||University of Louisville School of Medicine||1986|
|Outstanding Young Men in America||Jaycees||1984|
|Class President||University of Louisville School of Medicine||1983, 1984, 1985, 1986|
|Class Vice-President||University of Louisville School of Medicine||1982, 1983|
|Yale Liver Center||Executive Committee Member||2021|
|United Network of Organ Sharing||President||2020 - 2021|
|JAMA||Reviewer||2020 - 2022|
|Nature||Reviewer||2020 - 2022|
|Joint Council and Operations Council||Member||2020 - 2021|
|American Society of Transplant Surgeons||Business Practice Services Committee||2019 - 2021|
|United Network of Organ Sharing||Vice President||2019 - 2020|
|American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases||1996-Present / Program Education Committee, Member 1997-1998 / Medical Advisory Committee, Chair 1997-1998 / Membership Committee 1998-2001 / Liver Transplantation and Surgery Committee, Member 2006-2009 / Annual Meeting, Abstract Reviewer 2006-2009 / Abstract Review committee: Cell Transplantation, Member 2006-2009 / Abstract Review: Immunology, Member 2006-2009 / Abstract Review: Preservation, Ischemia/Reperfusion, Member 2009-Present / Abstract Review Committee, Experimental Liver Transplantation; Cellular Immunology, Preservation and Cell Transplantation, Chair 2012-2015/ Liver Transplantation and Surgery Special Interest Group, Chair; Membership and Committee Member 2018-Present / Governing Board, Member-At-Large 2019-Present / Surgeon Representative to the Board of Governors 2020-Present / Research Subcommittee-COVID-19 Task Force, Chair 2020-Present / COVID-19 Task Force||2019 - Present|
|Academy of Communication in Healthcare Relationship Centered Communication||Member||2018 - 2021|
|Appointments and Promotions Committee||Member||2017 - 2021|
|Yale Medicine Executive Leadership Development Program||Member||2017 - 2021|
|Joint Leadership committee||Member||2016 - 2021|
|Clinical Advisory Board||Member||2015 - 2021|
|Hepatology||Reviewer||2013 - 2021|
|Transplantation||Reviewer||2013 - 2021|
|American Surgical Association Member||Member||2010 - 2021|
|Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation||Reviewer||2005 - 2021|
|Liver Transplantation||Associate Editor||2004 - 2009|
|Digestive Diseases and Sciences||Reviewer||2004 - 2021|
|American Journal of Transplantation||Reviewer||2004 - 2021|
|Liver Transplantation||Editor||2004 - 2021|
|Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery||Reviewer||2003 - 2021|
|American College of Surgeons, Oncology Group||Fellow||2000 - 2021|
|United Network of Organ Sharing||2001-2004 / Membership and Professional Standards Committee Region 5 Representative 2001-2004 / Region Review Board, Chair 2004-2005 / Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplant Committee, Representative-At-Large 2004-2006 / Membership and Professional Standards Committee, Member-At-Large 2006-2008 / Region 5 Associate Counselor 2005-2009 / Workgroup for Organ Acceptance, Chair 2006-2008 / Board of Directors, Region 5, Representative 2006-2008 / Region 5 Counselor 2009-Present / Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) 2009-Present / Workgroup for Organ Acceptance, Composite Pre-Transplant Metric (CPM) Workgroup, Chair 2011-2013 / Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplant Committee, Vice Chair 2011-2013 / Policy and Oversight Committee, LIT Representative 2013-2015 / Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplant Committee, Chair 2016-2019 / Advisory Council on Transplantation to the Secretary of HHS, Chair 2019-Present / Business Practices Committee, Chair||1999 - 2021|
|Arizona Medical Association||Arizona Save-A-Life Alliance Board of Directors Member Case Western Reserve University Department of Surgery Resident Selection Committee Member University Hospitals of Cleveland Chemotherapy Credentialing Subcommittee Member Ireland Cancer Center Taskforce on Management of Hepatic Malignancies Chair Medication Use and Assessment Improvement Subcommittee Member Patient Care Operating Support System (PCOSS) Physician Steering Committee Member||1999 - 2013|
|Phoenix Surgical Society||Member||1999 - 2013|
|International Liver Transplantation Society||Member||1998 - 2021|
|Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract||Member||1998 - 2021|
|American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary, Associate||Member||1997 - 2021|
|Lifebanc - Associate Medical Director||Director||1997 - 1998|
|American Liver Foundation, Northern Ohio Chapter, Member||Board of Directors||1996 - 1998|
|Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium||Committee Member||1995 - 1998|
|XVth World Congress of the Transplantation Society||Chair||1994|